Rossa McMahon wrote a blog post for the Personal Injuries Claims Blawg about an interesting recent High Court judgment about damages for nervous shock after a dishwasher fire.
Mr Justice Barton was satisfied that the plaintiff suffered psychological injuries as a result of the fire and that the plaintiff’s intellectual disability made him susceptible to developing adverse psychological sequelae as a consequence of it. By the time of judgment the plaintiff’s symptoms had largely settled, with some residual symptoms and a small risk of recurrence. The Court awarded general damages of €35,000 for pain and suffering to date and a further €15,000 in respect of the future.
Read the full post here.